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Ronnette Riley Architect

is recognized for integrating both innovative and traditional materials and methods into intelligent and well-crafted spaces, and for her ability to manage the collaborative process of construction on time and on budget. The firm’s reputation for comfortable design and technical competence has led to many repeat clients and steady growth in institutional, retail, commercial and residential projects over the years. Founded in 1987, the firm has earned a reputation among large and small clients for the vigor of its architectural and design work and the rigor of its follow-through. 

Ronnette Riley Architect, which is a 100% Woman-Owned Business Enterprise has consistently excelled with projects ranging from retail spaces to corporate environments, from private residences to large institutional facilities, from master plans to space programming. The quality of the firm’s work is reflected in the vitality of its portfolio as well as its many awards, not to mention the clients who’ve returned again and again or referred Ronnette Riley Architect to their friends and colleagues. Since its founding the firm has won over 60 architectural and design awards and has been published in hundreds of books and periodicals. Our Services Include:

Licenses: New York • New Jersey • Connecticut • Pennsylvania • California • Iowa

Certifications: Empire State Development (DMWBD) includes: DASNY & SUCF • NYC School Construction Authority • NYC Department of Small Business Services (DEFO) • NJ Division of Property Management & Construction • NJ Division of Revenue • Port Authority of NY&NJ • National Women’s Business Enterprise Certification (WBENC) • DBE Certified – Metropolitan Transportation Authority/NYSUCP

Architecture
Design
Resiliency
Adaptive Re-use
Sustainability

Planning
Space Planning
Master Planning
Urban Design
Systems Design

Interiors
Furniture Selection
Finishes Consultant
Needs Assessment
Tenant Interviews

Specialty Services
Code Consulting
Historic Preservation
Architect of Record
Professional Witness

Job Opportunities


JOB OPPORTUNITY: REVIT ARCHITECT

Job Opportunities


JOB OPPORTUNITY: REVIT ARCHITECT

Name *
Name

We are seeking a design-inspired and versatile trained professional, with an architecture degree, three to five years experience, who is eager to design, meet with clients, grow to manage projects, and develop leadership skills.

In addition to Revit skills, the prospective professional will be designing and seeing projects from inception through completion. This is a growth opportunity working on a range of public and private projects, while also collaborating closely with other staff on larger institutional projects.

The firm is a talented, serious group of individuals that understand the goals of our clients.  We create an environment where everyone has a voice, opinions, vision and an opportunity to contribute.

Mandatory Skills and Qualifications:

•    Three to five years professional experience
•    Registered architect is a plus
•    Knowledgeable and/or proficient in Revit
•    Good communication and people skills
•    Eligible to work in the US immediately is a MUST
•    Ability to solve creative and technical issues
•    Agility to manage time and add inspiration

Salary is commensurate upon experience.

Ronnette


 

Ronnette Riley, FAIA, LEED AP

PRINCIPAL

 

Ronnette


 

Ronnette Riley, FAIA, LEED AP

PRINCIPAL

 

Ronnette Riley FAIA is principal of her eponymous firm established in 1987. After graduating from UC Berkeley and the Harvard Graduate School of Design she spent eight years at the office of Phillip Johnson and John Burgee Architects. Ronnette is grounded in a tradition of design excellence. She served as Project Architect for the iconic Lipstick Building in Manhattan. Other projects included the Bank of America Center in Houston, 33 Maiden Lane in Manhattan and projects at Johnson’s Glass House estate.

Under Ronnette’s leadership the firm’s success is built on translating client’s goals into elegant and effective design solutions. Project types have encompassed institutional, corporate, hospitality, retail and residential. Most recently the firm was recognized for master planning efforts associated with the rebuilding and restoration of coastal communities in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. Completed projects include 120,000 SF Port Authority of NYNJ offices in New Jersey, the 62,000 SF of new classroom facilities for New York Institute of Technology in Manhattan and several stores for Farrow & Ball.

Ronnette is an active and influential member of the professional design community. She is a member and former Chair of the AIA National Committee on Design and is also an Advisory Board member and current chair of the AIA’s National Retail and Entertainment Knowledge Community. She serves on several Boards and committees for charitable organizations, has taught at the School of Visual Arts and is currently an adjunct professor at New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate. 

Yumi


Yumi Moriwaki, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

ASSOCIATE

Yumi


Yumi Moriwaki, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

ASSOCIATE

Yumi Moriwaki is a registered architect with over 15 years of experience in residential, commercial and institutional work. She received a B.A. in History and Fine Arts from Harvard College and a Masters of Architecture from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. Prior to RRA, Yumi worked at Sawyer Berson in NY and with Akira Watanabe Architect and Associates, Kajima and HOK in Tokyo. Since joining RRA in 2000, she has worked on some of the firm’s more challenging projects including The Westin Ottawa Hotel, NYIT, the Apple Soho Store, the NYC DOB and the interiors of the GSA’s Otay Mesa Land Port of Entry. She is currently involved in the restoration of a farmhouse in Georgia and two private residences in New York City. In addition she is responsible for the execution of multiple capital improvement projects for the New York City School Construction Authority including libraries, a dance studio and a science lab and lead the firm’s façade inspection and restoration team on 169 mid-to-high rise multi-family buildings for the New York City Housing Authority. 

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Press


Press

Press


Press

Newspapers
The New York Times
Wall Street Journal
Newsday
Business Week
Crain’s New York Business
The Washington Times
The Dallas Morning News
Orlando Sentinel
New York Construction News
Career Confidential
Real Estate Weekly
The Sunday Press (Ireland)
SARA Snippets
Grid
New York Resident
New Haven Register
East Hampton Star
Southhampton Press
Tulsa Work
Residential Architect
Iowa Architect
Building Stone Magazine
Contract Design
Eastern Oklahoma AIA
Architect
Old House Journal
Empire State Tribune

Magazines 
Architectural Record
Interiors
Interior Design Show Daily
Oculus
Building Stone Magazine
Tile & Decorative Surfaces
Contract Design
Crain’s New York Business
Nikkei Woman
Iowa Architect
Residential Architect
Pantheon (Delft, Netherlands)
View Magazine (Venice, Italy)

Books 
Cookbook, Delicious By Design
New York Home Book
New York: The Ashley Group
City Secrets New York City
Kahn, Robert, ed.
New York: The Little Bookroom

Awards
Fellow, American Institute of Architecture
Harry B. Rutkins Award,
New York Chapter AIA
AREW/Real Estate Weekly:
Women Real Estate Leaders of the 21st Century

Television
ABC:
"Peter Jennings Special Report
CNN:
"It’s a Small World"
CBS Sunday Morning:
"It’s a Small World"

Radio 
Wall Street Journal:
"Little Buildings"
WBAI:
"We Build This City"
National Public Radio, Tulsa

Web
DesignArchitecture.com
ArchNewsNow.com
WSJ.com

Film
Discovery Channel:
"The Empire State Building"

Exhibitions
Frank Lloyd Wright House in Ebsworth Park, MO “Monumental Miniatures”
AIA New York Chapter, “Made in New York”, New York, NY
A Celebration of Work by Women, New York, NY
The Best of New York AIA Interiors in the 90’s
White House Christmas Tree Ornament Hung on Tree in the Blue Room.
Home as Theatre. Home for Contemporary Theatre & Art.
It’s a Small World. Souvenir Buildings. Empire State Building Lobby.
New New York 3: Multiples: Small Civic Works.
“Paws For Design” Canine Couture and Doggie Decor

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Awards: Commercial


Commercial Awards

Awards: Commercial


Commercial Awards

APPLE SOHO STORE

Awards
Society of Environmental Graphic Design Merit Award
AIA NY City Merit Award for Architecture
Business Week/Architectural Record Award
AIA NY State Excellence in Design Award
AIA San Francisco Award
AIA Pittsburgh Silver Medal for Architectural Design
AIA Pittsburgh Citation of Merit for Architectural Detailing
The Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award
National Society of American Registered Architects Design Award
Society of American Registered Architects NY Council Design Award
Contract Interiors Award, Retail
NASFM Award of Special Merit for Outstanding Store Fixture
NASFM Grand Prize for New or Remodeled Hardline Specialty Store
Gold Award in Industrial Design Excellence, The Idea Awards
Visual Merchandising and Store Design New or Remodeled Specialty
Visual Merchandising + Store Design, New York Store of the Year

Books 
Cuito, Aurora. New York Minimalism. New York: Harper Collins.

Magazines 
Architectural Record, Time Out New York, Visual Merchandising & Store Design, Glass Magazine, Metropolitan Home, Retail Traffi, SEGDdesign, and Occulus

Newspapers 
The New York Times


DAVIS & WARSHOW SHOWROOM

Awards 
Society of American Registered Architects, CA Council Design Award

Magazine 
Interior Design

Newspapers
The New York Times


RESTORATION HARDWARE

Awards
Society of American Registered Architects, NY Council Design Award

Newspapers
The New York Times


TRACY REESE

Awards 
National Society of American Registered Architects Design Award
Society of American Registered Architects, CA Council Design Award
Society of American Registered Architects, NY Council Design Award

Magazines
Contract lighting, Factio-Magazine, Vogue; Women’s Wear Daily, USWeekly, Life and Style, Elle Decor, WGSN, New York Magazine, Time Out

Newspapers
The New York Times


WESTIN OTTAWA HOTEL, CA

Awards
Society of American Registered Architects, CA Design Award
Society of American Registered Architects, National Design Award

Publications
Lodging News, September 2009
Canada tourism commission media site, October 2009
Portfolio, Commercial Building Products, April 2014


COLUMBUS CIRCLE WINES

Awards 
National Society of American Registered Architects Design Award


COCA-COLA FIFTH AVENUE

Awards
NY State Association of Architects, AIA Design Awards, 
Society of American Registered Architects, NY Council Design Award

Books
Stores, Retail Display and Design; World Space Design

Magazines 
Stores, Retail Display and Design; Blueprints, The Journal of the National Building Museum; Design & Build New York; World Space Design; Oculus, Visual Merchandising & Store Design, Architectural Record Lighting; Journey, Pronto US Retail & Trend Monitor; Designer’s Journal; Interiors; Display & Design Ideas.

Newspapers
The New York Times, New York Post, NY Daily News, Real Estate Weekly,
and Gannett Suburban Newspapers


YVES SAINT LAURENT BOUTIQUES

Awards
Excellence in Storefront Design Award, Friends of the Upper East SideMagazines
Store Planning & Design Review

Newspapers
Women’s Wear Daily


THE EMERALD PLANET

Awards
National Society of American Registered Architects Design Award
New York State Association of Architects, AIA Design Awards
International Interior Design Association IIDA Design Award
Society of American Registered Architects, NY Council Design Award
ISP/VM & SD Store Interiors Design Award – Restaurant Category

Magazines
Retail Reporting Corp., Interior Design, New York Magazine, Crain’s New York Business, AIA News, Visual Merchandising & Store Design, Restaurants USA, Contract Design,
Shopping Center World, Restaurants USA, and Contract Design


NEW WORLD COFFEE

Awards 
Society of American Registered Architects, NY Council Design Award
NASFM’s 25th Annual Retail Design Award
SADI Design Award for New Specialty Store Design
New York Society of Architects, Design Award
ISP/VM&SD Store Interiors Design Award
National Society of American Registered Architects Design Award
ISP/VM&SD Store Interior Design Award
Retail Store of the Year Design Award

Books
Great Store Design. Great Store Design 2. Interior Design

Magazines 
Interiors, Urban Land, Oculus, Retail Store Image, Retail Image & Graphic Identity, Visual Merchandising and Store Design, Shopping Center World, Food Arts Magazine, Chain Store Age Executive, and Food Retail Design & Display.

Newspapers 
The New York Times and Women’s Wear Daily


COLOURS BY ALEXANDER JULIAN

Magazines
Display & Design Ideas; Store Planning & Design Review


NEW BALANCE

Awards 
Society of American Registered Architects, NY Council Design Award


MADISON AVENUE’S BETTER BAKER

Magazines
New York Magazine

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Awards: Institutional


Institutional Awards

Awards: Institutional


Institutional Awards

NEW YORK CITY HOUSING AUTHORITY

High Density Urban Environments Post Sandy – Strategic Planning

Awards 
Society of American Registered Architects, National Design Award


NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Awards 
Society of American Registered Architects, NY Council Award of Honor


UVA SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARY, Charlottesville VA

Awards
Society of American Registered Architects, NY Council Design Award
Society of American Registered Architects, CA Council Design Award
Shutze Awards, Excellence in Traditional Design


BRONX HALL OF JUSTICE

Awards
American Institute of Steel Construction, Merit Award


PS 149 LIBRARY

Awards
National Society of American Registered Architects Design Award
Society of American Registered Architects, CA Council Design Award

Magazines
Architecture, American Libraries, Contract, and School Library Journal.

Newspapers
The New York Times

Exhibit
Architectural League: New York, 3: Multiples: Small Civic Works


WALKER ZANGER SHOWROOM

Awards
Society of American Registered Architects, NY Council Design Award


TIMES SQUARE VISITORS CENTER

Awards
Society of American Registered Architects Design Award

Magazines
New York Magazine, Great Store Design, Food Retail Design & Display, Renovation Style, and Oculus

Newspapers
The New York Times, New York Post, Daily News, USA Today, The Record Sunday Edition


SHATTUCK HAMMOND, Rockefeller Center

Awards 
Society of American Registered Architects Design Award


AMERICAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA LEAGUE

Awards
Society of American Registered Architects, NY Council Design Award

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Awards: Residential


Residential Awards

Awards: Residential


Residential Awards

BEEKMAN PLACE

Awards

Society of American Registered Architects, National Design Award


EASTSIDE TOWNHOUSE

Awards
Society of American Registered Architects, NY Council Design Award


EAST SIDE RESIDENCE

Awards
IIDA Lester Dundes Award for Residential Design
National Society of American Registered Architects Design Award
New York Home Book Design Excellence Award
Society of American Registered Architects, NY Council Design Award
Sub-Zero’s Kitchen Design Contest, North America Territory Winner

Books
New York Minimalism, Great American Kitchens 2: The Fine Art of Kitchen Design

Magazines
Remodeling, Array, and The Voice


BLACK RESIDENCE

Awards
Society of American Registered Architects, NY Council Design Award
Sub-Zero & Wolf Kitchen Design Contest, Regional Territory Winner

Magazines
Kitchen featured in Subzero Advertising campaign


WILLIAMS/HENEHAN RESIDENCE

Awards
Society of American Registered Architects, NY Council Design Award

Magazines
American HomeStyle, HomeStyle Kitchen and Bath, and Old House Journal, Idem. “Sink Central,” HomeStyle Kitchen and Bath
Murray, Carolyn. “Shedding New Light on Old Kitchens,” Old House Journal


ZANGER RESIDENCE

Awards
Qualified Remodeler Magazine Design Award,
New York Home Book Design Excellence Award for Fireplace

Magazines
Sleek and Functional, New York Living, and Contemporary Stone Design. Westchester Marble and Granite (Advertisement), Contemporary Stone Design “A Stone Showcase” 


PALLADINO RESIDENCE

Books
The Comfortable Home. For Your Home, Bedrooms


HAVERMEYER RESIDENCE

Awards
National Society of American Registered Architects Design Award
Society of American Registered Architects, NY Council Design Awards

Magazines
Metropolis


HOLMES/LIPTON RESIDENCE

Awards
Qualified Remodeler Master Design Award


CAREY RESIDENCE

Magazines
Professional Builder & Remodeler


McGLONE RESIDENCE

Books
Awards Journal, AIA NY Chapter

Magazines 
Sound & Image


HOFFMAN RESIDENCE

Books
Awards Journal, AIA NY Chapter


WILSON RESIDENCE

Awards
Qualified Remodeler Master Design Award
NY Home Design Excellence Award for Kitchen Design Construction

Magazines
Sound & Vision

Newspapers
The New York Times